The UK Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that large business events will be allowed with capacity limits to continue in Tier 1 and Tier 2 areas when the UK emerges from national lockdown on 2 December.
On 23 November, Speaking to the House of Commons via livestream, Johnson said: “In Tiers one and two, spectator sports and business events will be able to resume indoors and outside with capacity limits and social distancing, providing more consistency with performances in theatres and concert halls.”
In Tier 1 areas the limit on the number of participants will be 50% of the venue capacity, with a maximum of 4,000 outdoors and 1,000 indoors. In Tier 2 areas these will be 50% of the capacity, maximised to 2,000 outdoors and 1,000 indoors. Events will not be permitted to run in Tier 3 areas.
Venues hosting business meetings and other such events will need to follow the Meeting Industry Association’s Government-approved guidance, while larger events will need to comply to the AEO, AEV, and ESSA’s All Secure Standard.
The Coronavirus press conference on 23 November where UK Prime minister Boris Johnson presented his governments Covid Winterplan is published online on Youtube: